First-ever Northern Trust Open Collegiate Showcase kicks off tournament week
Tournament exemption on the line as 14 collegians play alongside top PGA TOUR players
February 10, 2015
- February 10, 2015
- Jordan Spieth will play with Kramer Hickok from Texas. (Matt King/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES – Northern Trust Open tournament officials unveiled the inaugural Northern Trust Open Collegiate Showcase, a first-of-its-kind event that will take place Monday, Feb. 16, and kick off an exciting tournament week at The Riviera Country Club in Pacific Palisades, Calif. Top PGA TOUR pros will play alongside 14 standout collegiate golfers from across the country and two amateurs, representing their respective universities. The professional and the two amateurs (not the collegian) will team up in a best-ball competition and compete for the Collegiate Showcase Trophy and a donation of $50,000 to the university’s golf program. Each collegian will play their own ball with the low medalist earning a spot in the Northern Trust Open just three days later.
“We are excited to launch the Northern Trust Open Collegiate Showcase and are thrilled with the caliber of players who are giving back to their schools by participating,” said Northern Trust Open Executive Director O.D. Vincent. “Our goal is to promote growth of the game by bringing more attention, and ultimately funds, to collegiate golf, and to offer another avenue for an up-and-coming collegiate player to experience the best the PGA TOUR has to offer.”
“We are extremely proud to add the Collegiate Showcase to Northern Trust Open week,” said Rick Waddell, Chairman and CEO of Northern Trust. “In addition to being a one-of-a-kind exemption supporting college golf, it also allows us to build on our 125-year-old culture of caring and giving back to the communities we serve."
The following is the roster for the inaugural Northern Trust Open Collegiate Showcase. The Northern Trust Open is not open to the public on Monday, but media wishing to cover the event are encouraged to contact the PGA TOUR for credentials. Tee times begin at 8:30 a.m. off of No. 1 and No. 10 tees.
Tyler (Chip) McDaniel
University of the Pacific
James Field Jr.
Dave Stockton Jr.